Review: Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

Ashlyn:

Review: Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

Price       : £3.29

Location : Superdrug

Review Summary:

a)    Cleans well

b)   Does not leave an oily reside and it doesn’t make my skin feel dry after using it.

c)    Quite difficult to close the cap properly.

d)   No pointed tip so it is hard to apply a proper amount on cotton pad.

e)   Does not irritates the eyes.

I’ve always been using my Shiseido The Skincare instant eye and lip makeup remover and I love it as it does the job, it does not irritate my eyes and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. However, the Shiseido makeup remover is a bit pricey so recently switched to a drugstore brand and bought Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover.

The purple part is the oil phase and the transparent part is the aqueous phase.

The purple part is the oil phase and the transparent part is the aqueous phase.

I prefer makeup remover that has both oil and aqueous phase it in. Oil based makeup remover like the Shu Uemura skin purifier leaves an oily reside which irritates me and water based makeup remover like the La Roche Posay’s makeup remover makes my skin feel really dry.

According to the bottle:

a)    The oil phase effectively removes even waterproof mascara and eye make-up. Specially formulated and tested for sensitive eye area.

b)   The aqueous phase protects and cares for the eye lashes with it’s caring formula, without leaving an oily reside.

The trick in using a makeup remover that has both oil and aqueous phase is to shake well. Shake VIGOROUSLY till you see bubbles forming before applying it to a cotton pad. On the bright side, it looks really pretty with its purple oil phase and it turns into indigo colour after a good shake.

I think the colour is pretty cool! Feels like I am making a potion.

I think the colour is pretty cool! Feels like I am making a potion.

The oil phase and the water phase will separate after a while.

The oil phase and the water phase will separate after a while.

 

I didn’t like the cap though. It was difficult to close it properly and I once shook it while the cap was loosely closed. It was a disaster and there was makeup remover everywhere.

The flat base was annoying.

The flat base was annoying.

I prefer the pointed tip of the Shiseido makeup remover, as it is easier to control the amount to apply on cotton pads or cotton buds. The flat top of the Nivea double effect causes the makeup remover to reside on its surface and it was difficult to control the amount of liquid poured out, relatively speaking.

The pointed tip makes it easier for me to apply the remover on cotton bud.

The pointed tip makes it easier for me to apply the remover on cotton bud.

But at the price of £3.29, it does its jobs, though a tad bit less efficient than my Shiseido, so I am pretty satisfied with this product.

On a side note, I know there are times when life ain’t easy. Heck, it is an ongoing battle but

John 14:1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Comforts His Disciples

14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

Have faith and keep hoping. There is a reason for everything and you are not alone. That’s all I got to say. Have a nice week ahead and merry Christmas. 🙂

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